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spread nationwide police. where hundreds of demonstrators were arrested in. syria's opposition refuses to attend international. just. opens the door. to the. being interviewed by the.
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thanks so much for joining us here on today. live in moscow with the week's top international headlines. almost a thousand people have been arrested in turkey after protests in fierce clashes with police that have continued for several days i was started as a peaceful city plans to. pull spiraled into a nationwide display against the government a rage was fueled by what's seen as heavy handed police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds many many injured during. this report from
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istanbul. most of the roads have been blocked off to had to walk quite some way to my hotel and i've seen people who have also been arriving from the airport along with me would pick up their suitcases and somebody who would be meeting them would give them their masks so they could continue on their way to the hotel but would have to suffer basically you can love this tear gas on the syria where and it gives you this sort of out of history feeling in your throat this is all the result of the protests that have been going on in istanbul people started off with a sit in in the taksim square where the government planned to raise down a park this siege and was just cursed by police who used tear gas after they did at least several dozen people that were there in the first place were replaced with hundreds upon hundreds which turned thousands people in the same place in the square who were protesting but this time they were not protesting just the governor's decision to get rid of the park they were protesting the government all together people that i have spoken to say the park is just something that set off
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a major event the park was just an excuse for them to finally pour out on the streets of istanbul and let their opinion be heard i see absolutely no determination of these people to leave in fact it seems that most of them are keep coming in and in who knows how this will progress because there has already been a dispersal of the protest using water cannons and again tear gas in fact the prime minister has already said that perhaps there was too much force excessive force being used to get rid of the protesters but even that excessive force obviously doesn't seem like it has done enough to make people leave a place that they have chosen to what some already calling the turkish spring a sort of a sister or continuation of the arab spring revolutions to topple shaken the middle east this is in a city truck the government's television channel and this is what people have been doing to majority of the t.v. trucks around here their case for
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a painting it with graffiti saying that this. isolde government. class basically they're destroying the government property because to represent everything that the government media is about it's just they're saying it's just a pay out for the government to make it sound like nothing is really happening in the country you have to understand that we are in turkey and turkey even though it's vying for a spot in the european union actually has the highest number of journalists in prison in the. earlier in the program we heard from local reporter mark off that he believes the unrest would not have gained traction if indeed the police had not weighed in in such a heavy month. it was very they were counting their full of three days and the police used the papers phrase and not to go. and then just every day just. people join. the protests clear amazing to see how very small.
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body. clashes and demonstrations so it's that the government thought that these are the more you groups are trying to. trying to block. but. that wasn't the case the police continue to use excessive force and they are demands you know going beyond the park and in the meantime a turkish prime minister the one has admitted now the police may have indeed used excessive force but called on protesters to stop their demonstrations because the park changes are going ahead anyway international relations are professor mark allman from university he says the ones actions resemble those of leaders and get up ousted by that of the arab spring. massive police action of course it has backfired and this is a very dramatic moment for the prime minister mr other one has had for the first
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time to step back he was extremely aggressive in his initial statements that he wouldn't tolerate protest and now the man who was the first world knew to call for president mubarak to resign is now talking rather eerily like mubarak did shortly before his own fall he's now saying he's going to investigate the police he's got the people he wants to carry on the project so he's managing to in a sense muddy the water but i don't think we need to calm the situation because if he insists on carrying on with this project which is very unpopular he still is going to keep the protest going be sapulpa relations disaster with huge economic implications. and here at r.t. we are following developments in turkey on air and online or you can also watch a live stream from istanbul get the latest updates there of course at ardsley dot com and while you're there you can also let us know what you think of how you think this is all going to pan out we're taking your votes right now from our to you dot com and all opinions are fairly divided at the moment approximately a third here in the blue thinking that what we might well witness
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a full scale turkish spring. really very close to the same number expecting the unrest to to incite a full scale crackdown on democracy in the country if i were down now to a third position in one thousand percent saying it's going to end up forcing major changes and the bare minimum saying it will die out by the end of the week we always enjoy it when you get involved in our stories here at r.t. r t dot com the web site of course is where you can cast your vote right now. it's good to have you with us here on arts. over sushi in moscow this week saw the prospects for russia u.s. brokered peace talks on syria or they ended up hitting some major hurdles to
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moscow's has agreed in principle to take part syria's main opposition group rejected the idea while accusing hezbollah forces of fighting alongside government troops and meanwhile a group of syrian militants reportedly detained in turkey were found to have stocks of the highly poisonous sarin gas and those arrested are believed to be members of the al qaeda linked al nusra front of this month u.n. investigators voiced suspicion the nerve agent was being used by opposition fighters russia's foreign minister says the case must be investigated and not news to end political games. we've warned repeatedly of provocations connected with chemical weapons we've also insisted on investigations into any case related to their possible use including the incident reportedly took place near aleppo we're very disappointed that because of political games the u.n. has failed to act on this we expect our turkish colleagues to quickly provide
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a full report on this latest case this issue ation is too serious for those who constantly talk about the chemical weapons problem to keep playing games around it each and every incident needs to be investigated and apparently the reports of sarin gas found in the possession of the rebels are falling on deaf ears in the west and that's the belief of author and historian gerald horne he told us earlier that not even the threat of chemical weapon use can shake support for the syrian opposition. if the syrian government had been caught with sarah i guess we would have her work from washington london and paris but of course this should not come as a surprise to anyone been paying attention we know that the internationally respected civil servant carla del ponte a had basically made a similar discovery in revelation on behalf united nations jets weeks ago which then was refuted by the white house we also know that in recent days senator john
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mccain of arizona entered syria illegally and news reports indicate that he consulted with the white house before answering syria this is a very dangerous turn of events it's clear that there are those in washington who would like to intervene in syria on behalf of the rebels which is quite curious since al nusra front which has been designated as a terrorist organization by washington is at the tip of the spear in the opposition against president al the saudi. also this week of the e.u. lifted its arms embargo on syria that means now that any member state can supply syrian rebels with weapons and the u.k. and france spearheaded the initiative winning over the majority of countries who originally opposed the move of concerns that would fuel the conflict. going to look at the syrian opposition and those who might be armed on its behalf. since britain and france blocked attempts to extend the e.u. embargo on supplying on's to the syrian rebels there have been growing fears that the weapons could end up in the wrong hands and this is why the syrian opposition
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is made up of many divided and often competing factions and clearly there is no force that can represent it as a whole there is the syrian national council the national coalition for syrian revolutionary and opposition forces the supreme military council the free syrian army the international coordination committee the. brigade and many more and i'd like to point out that only the n.c.c. says it's open to dialogue with the authorities while all the others have officially proclaimed their goal is to topple the regime the only difference being how extreme their approaches are and here is where these two rebel groups stand out . is officially recognized as a terror organization by the u.s. it's also known for its links to al qaeda and for being among the most highly trained rebel forces currently on the ground in syria and the fire brigade perhaps just as notorious after one of its leading commanders was shown eating the body
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parts of a dead syrian soldier on video but despite warnings raised by international human rights groups including the international and human rights watch the rebels have been receiving weapons for some time now according to western media reports the rebels have received one hundred sixty planeloads of arms shipments from jordan saudi arabia quarter via turkey and then with a cargo smuggled across the border here with syria but no matter which rebel group or the arms may be destined for it's also widely recognized that they usually end up in the hands of the best trained and most radical brigades. and a journalist under brokaw's the mill clock says europe should be concerned about the consequences of supporting syria's rebels and many of whom have interests other than peace there hell bent on one thing and one thing alone at least the violent overthrow of president assad and the bottom government in syria they don't want
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peace we've had ample opportunity for peace in the last two years and every time rebel groups have stated they might want to negotiate the us will that held them back so it's very important to understand that what they want is regime change they don't want peace and i think that will be a massive blow that probably because there's no doubt it's hundred percent sure that britain france and more weapons into the syrian army will end up in the hands of groups like. al qaeda groups and these will come back to be used against british citizens in britain bass and across the world and so you know we've got a real problem you've got a pretty conservative government that's actually lining up on the same side as al qaeda and islamic extremists in syria just a few days after they wreak terror attack in london when a british soldier was killed by it in writing. and so people ought to wake up to the fact that the british government is actually siding with these radical groups operating. what you just watch is approximately quarter past the hour now here in
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moscow still to come for you guantanamo bay detainees on hunger strike they've made yet another hot plea i think if you can open it for treatment from independent doctors and what they call abusive painful and inhumane treatment. also the u.k. to saddam to a self-proclaimed mass murderer from kenya despite growing pressure over the issue of homeland security those stories and many more still to come here on our say. though it is a weekend of unrest in the german financial capital frankfurt police used batons and pepper spray against thousands of the austerity demonstrators several people have been injured in clashes in our round four hundred we're ending up being detained protesters have been blocking the main financial institutions for two days with this report from frankfurt. a planned march that was supposed to go right
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through the middle of all germany's financial capital only really lasted five hundred meters before police intervened splitting the demonstration in several different parts now the police have told us that this is because they asked people to remove the masks who were marching in the green put on see sarah c n n z fascist campaign is they refused to do that then paint was thrown police responded with with pepper spray this walkie pike from twenty to thirty demonstrations were mostly peaceful but the whole changed on saturday now this then ended up with a hours long standoff in the sense a cold front. with so many people being called in the clashes that broke out sporadically between the police and protesters. like this. one.
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and. we were standing there suddenly police moved in they beat some of us and i was a street there was no reason for that i managed to get out. from work oh this is your policy not ours now away from me paying throwing in the pepper spraying the idea behind blokey pie was supposed to show the political leaders of europe that then not happy that they want change and they said that they had a clear message to those leaders in the european union this shows book the fight for influence of then came alongside the release of unemployment figures for the euro zone countries and they made well pretty desperate reading almost twenty million people are out of work in the eurozone most of them young we're hearing
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that open almost one in four under twenty five's don't have a job and that's what resulted in many people coming out on on the streets of france but to demonstrate. also there were mass rallies taking place in spain and portugal on saturday are both nations among the worst hit by crisis and austerity thousands marched in madrid demanding an end to hard hitting cuts in the meantime fifteen thousand protesters surrounded the international monetary fund's local office chanting i am out of my printer was that. the focus of people thank you here did to their salinity fund do european can be said and do you pin central bank they are the big. bailouts for countries like practical reason i around here in lisbon many hundreds i live. we are here protesting like we are in all the cities in europe we are protesting against the policies of prosperity the policies of the policies that are destroying
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people's lives through old europe and we are here in lisbon in front of the i.m.f. where the laws are made on the back of the people and not on a democratic way we want the voice to come back to tool to the people these people idea amending the resignation of the party's government and also the austerity plans already nearly to force more than a million portuguese people out of a job and among us from the european found blog m.m. news news the unrest across europe is a well just the beginning of a global uprising against the issue of financial tyranny. i think this is one step more towards six in the eurozone the eurozone n.t.e.u. has nothing to do with democracy anymore and what i fear most is that all this crisis as you acquires this leads to a structure that's which are far far away from democracy i mean i don't want
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a eurozone boss i want somebody whom i can believe whom i can trust and who i'm also able to elect but what's going on at the moment is that it puts people in front of us like in the from where you do is this are where politicians and their political decides what's going on i think that's not good for the future take also japan take america united states of america fifty million food stamps there this is not a no sign so we are we have all of the same problem and maybe they're lucky and those protests that we see are only the beginning of a vast protest and demonstration all over the europe all over europe but also all over the world in jeopardy and united states as well and then these guys report as always a unique take on europe's financial woes and those responsible for it are the programs available for you are twenty four seven when are you jack.
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artie's you tube channel rocketing to a billion viewers from the world's beera to finally disaster is to continue to change our lives join me kevin zero in for more on how you helped make the first global news channel to reach you chew. it's good to have you with us here on r.t. today an interview that turned deadly in the united states and the chechen man who was shot in the head while being questioned by the f.b.i. has alleged links to the main suspects in the boston marathon bombing a report to say that. it was an armed with your thirty's have claimed that he attacked agents with a knife or something his father finds a very hard to believe. from the photographs that was sent to me it's evident he was shot six times to the body wants to the head the back of the head it
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looks like a finishing shot of an assassination to me it looks as if they came to his house like bandits and shot him in cold blood from the photos his house looked like it had been robbed he was questioned for eight hours without witnesses or a lawyer no one can tell for sure what happened there until there is an official investigation the agents say my son attacked them but there were several armed and well trained men even if he lost his temper and became violent they could have restrained him or wound him shoot him in the leg or the arm or the shoulder but what happened was murder complete with a finishing shot maybe my son knew something the police didn't want to come out and they killed him to keep him silent. and investigative journalist and veteran police officer mike ruppert you believed to dash of the killing leaves a lot open to interpretation. there are two glaring problems and with what we have is as you can already contradictory account from law enforcement about
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how the events went down the first of which is the man was unarmed and i will hearken back to my days on the streets in one nine hundred seventy six in los angeles where an olympic medalist juan carlos got combative with a bunch of police officers not not one of those drew our guns and we were getting thrown around like rag dolls and we were all trained and we were all very very fit at the time so there's a there's an escalation of force scale which was obviously or apparently not followed in this case but my second huge problem with the law enforcement story is he was supposed to be signing a confession to a triple murder i don't care even if if you are the f.b.i. which doesn't have a good reputation us somebody is going to sign a confession for triple murder you have a minute jail house and a secure setting and the police officer or officers won't foresman personnel around him are not armed because he's in a secure setting this was at best for the f.b.i.
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. horribly mishandled but it sounds to me very much like they went there with the intent to provoke him and stay just shooting standard police procedure everywhere in the world was not followed here. our shifting our attention out of out of cuba where a group of hunger striking detainees at guantanamo bay and now demanded independent medical treatment this in an open letter to the military doctors over one hundred of one hundred sixty six prisoners have been starving themselves for almost four months all of this in protest against indefinite detention without charge i mean while the number of protesters being force fed a procedure considered torture by the u.n. that's now going up to thirty six and more more inmates ever had to be taken to hospital as well. did a minister speak to the father of a guantanamo bay prisoner who also heads the kuwaiti detainees in guantanamo bay committee. he told us what happened to his son after he resorted to that of
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starvation my son being there for eleven years without having justice and he is there. without committing any crime no charges again it's against him it is very difficult for him to tell me what's going on there because there is a surveillance on the there is the district shoes for all the detainees not to talk about the conditions inside the camp but i can tell by the way he looks he was so skinny. if this is the first time for him to put some glasses on his eyes. looks he looks horrible. he could not concentrate while he's talking to me. i have sometimes to repeat simple sentences to him. to all to three times
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just to bring his attention so he could understand what i am saying he has a lack of nutrition it affected his body his. thinking his brain it which is really really we are very concerned very concerned about his life. meanwhile it's been over a week since barack obama pledged to shut down guantanamo bay for the second time in five years but and richardson who is an attorney for one of the detainees she described what our client is still being subjected to. if you genies are really attempting to have treatment be restored to them as human beings and rather than being punished and treated like animals i have had my client tell me many times they treat animals better than they are treating the detainees my client has been
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kept in solitary confinement many of his items were taken away from him including attorney client mail he was not allowed to have a tooth brush toothpaste or so in his cell for many many weeks i don't know yet even if he's got enough to this day. they have made conditions a dime's very reason cold for them in the cells they are requiring that they submit to their humiliating searches of their genital area in order to meet with their attorneys or talk with them on the telephone. it is just humiliating it's been difficult for them to sleep at night they are sometimes taken for their showers in the middle of the night so they have to decide between sleep and getting a little bit of clement house it's just been very cute. unfold in the u.k. after the most up to ninety afghans are being held in britain's camp bastion in afghanistan and the news spot on president the criticism from the un as ati's
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surfer now explains. e.-k. lawyers described this is a secret facility that was completely off the radar leading some to describe this as the u.k.'s kuantan image in afghanistan but it was a firm and speedy response that we saw from the other eighty from defense secretary philip haven't just the details emerge of the detention facility in count past year and of the legal action launched by u.k. lawyers on behalf of some of the detainees there were some pretty damning revelations from those lawyers that these detainees have been held for fourteen months now the ministry of defense and the defense secretary admitted that between eighty and ninety detainees being held that they were very quick thing to try to move away and quash these comparisons with guantanamo bay there were two main differences here number one that the afghan detainees they said were being held for
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their own safety now and they them but last year we saw the defense secretary hold the trials of afghan detainees captured by british forces to the afghan security forces also concerns that they might be subjected to torture olds would be another second reason that they gave was that this wasn't a secret this is the first time that many in the british public will have heard about this detention facility at the. after these revelations saying that this was a principle of national serenity and that the detainees should be handed over to the afghan security forces a soon as possible the question of how to handle detainees has been the most enduring control the sea since the u.s. led military campaigns in afghanistan and iraq and such need until. the made this controversy and these compare patterson's to guantanamo bay don't look like
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they're going to go a surface r.c. london. it's good to have you with us here on r t today you have still to come for in this hour friend or foe mass rallies are accusing the u.s. army of imprisoning private manning for on it covering its war crimes start days before his court martial more on that and other stories softer the break. plus gold standard we take a look at the unique design of the medals that will be handed out at saatchi's twenty fourteen winter games stay with us for that it's just around the corner. we speak your language or not at the. news programs and documentaries and spanish more matters to you breaking news a little tonnage of angles stories. for you here.
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this is. the united states where thousands of. support private bradley manning is accused of aiding. documents to whistle blowing
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web site wiki leaks. s'posed war crimes. we're at fort meade maryland in baltimore on monday the court martial against by the first class bradley manning will finally begin private manning twenty five year old army intelligence officer is accused of the biggest leak in the history of the united states according to army prosecutors manning is responsible for the lion's share of material that's been shared by the anti-secrecy wiki leaks in the last few years u.s. state department cables watanabe detainee assessment files iraqi and afghan war logs have all been attributed to private manning and for leaking this material the u.s. government is charging him with aiding the enemy and he could spend the rest of his life in prison on monday however the courtroom here in fort meade in the back with supporters and prosecutors attorneys on both sides waiting for the court martial of finally against three years after manning was first brought into custody it was
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late maybe twenty time with manning was picked up in baghdad transferred to kuwait brought back to united states and spent three years of waiting waiting for this court martial to finally begin the sense december two thousand and eleven they've been having pretrial hearings here at fort meade and there's been really them all over the world in support of the soldier according demonstrators this is the largest bradley manning really that has ever happened in the three plus years sense these men what if the u.s. military custody of people from all over the country gathered here today to really in support of the soldier but there's also demonstrations planned in more than two dozen cities in four continents across the world in the next coming days seoul south korea berlin germany toronto ontario cities throughout the united states and across north america and the rest of the globe are all holding events this week in support of private manning now his court martial wolfishly began on monday more than three years more than one thousand days after it was first brought into custody and by the end of the summer his supporters his family his friends are all
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finally going to know how he's going to spend the rest of his life. and a human rights activist craig murray he believes manning's alleged crimes aren't even close to the damage done by battling american troops every time that a man is discussed you get people from the american government people on the conservative side of the argument say well he put individual lives in this and those people of course have to do all of the mainstream media service if it had been any evidence at all that any person any individual had been killed or harmed as a result of these disclosures we can be one hundred percent certain that the politicians and the mainstream media have been telling us about it all the time but in fact nobody has been able to point to a single instance of anybody being harmed as a result of these disclosures nothing badly manning has done in any way approaches the level of criminality or example of the american soldiers who were deliberately shooting at and killing journalists in iraq and the fact that it's deadly manning
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who's on trial and not think that is he's being held in conditions which have been extremely difficult long periods of solitary confinement a little access to lawyers and others times is being kept naked in a small cells so really you know what he's suffered all day has been. just before we even come to trial. and our special coverage of bradley manning's case starts here on monday well you can follow the live updates on the pretrial protest to be found a click away if you talk. this is the police have charged a second man with that of the murder of soldier lee rigby hacked to death in broad
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daylight in london about attackers or appear in a call home monday it was on his police found britain's own laws allow other potential motive was to stay in the country. he says he's murdered up to four hundred people with a machete and his native kenya killed police and taken part in female genital mutilation but a court ruled that twenty seven year old john few o. is free to stay in the u.k. he arrived illegally back in two thousand and three but when the home office tried to deport him he appealed and an immigration tribunals ruled that hugo suffers from schizophrenia and had made up the atrocities he was granted leave to remain in the u.k. because he's at risk of committing suicide if he returns to kenya you would normally think this is not appropriate person to bring into the u.k. . if you look at the european convention of human rights it is possible for him to stay here because criminal of this to have the sort we've seen in sierra leone.
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or in. character and this is one of those he. he's going to be allowed to walk the streets of britain and that's the problem john theo is the first potentially dangerous individual that the home office of tried and failed to deport jordanian terror suspect abu qatada has avoided extradition for over a decade patatas lawyers argue it's against his human rights to return to jordan where he could face torture not all the countries signed up to the european convention on human rights choose to follow it the french and italian governments deport dangerous individuals first and then hear their appeals i think one of the problems we have this country is but often is until something goes drastically wrong we don't seem to want to find the adequate solution or effective solution for the problem we tend to leave things as they are a list problem is big and cough and something really does go wrong in the sense
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that something like this goes on the streets actually starts hucking people but it did happen over here in off duty soldier lee rigby was hired to death in broad daylight by two. men wielding meat cleavers them out of the country the suspects have been known for morrissey's and questions have been asked about whether or not the police could have done more to mend the mind. that a mentally unstable man who claims to have killed hundreds of people gets to stay in the u.k. contacted the home office they suggested we drop the story because a judge had ruled the claims of committing murder were false but the ruling once again raises questions about his safety the british immigration judges are protecting. london. and the hundreds of protesters are being confronted by an. at the rally was triggered by the group's.
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british soldier go online you can see exactly what. let's get to some other international news here on r t it's time for the world update now on the latest series of tornadoes that swept through oklahoma and neighboring states now has left at least nine dead dozens injured some of them critically three people died as a result of flooding caused by the storm in the state of missouri oklahoma has barely had a chance to recover from lethal twisters two weeks ago when a mile wide tornado killed twenty four and leveled entire communities. the largest prison in capital now has been attacked according to officials an inmate grabbed a gun from a security officer and short three guards on the civilian and members of the islamist militant group movement for unity and jihad in west africa who were outside the prison and the building and troops arrived to help the prison guards the gunman. now with less than
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a year to go until the winter olympics the organizers of the games have given athletes something to dream about the medals full of russian tradition and local flavor have been unveiled in. was one of the first trial. now holding up one of these will be the dream of every athlete competing in sochi twenty fourteen which begin in just a month's time and here in st petersburg the medals were revealed for the very first time to the public the designers hope to capture russia's sense of national identity and character and they've tried to do that by showing the warm waters of the black sea crashing into the ice of krasnaya polyana up in the mountains and if you look very closely you will also notice a patchwork quilt thing here and that is meant to represent the multi ethnicity of russia a record thirteen hundred of these will be produced matters because sochi twenty fourteen will be the biggest winter olympics in history and also if you win one of
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these you will need a very strong net because they do you weigh in something like over five hundred grams i spoke with to me. he chairs the sochi organizing committee and he hopes that when someone does game one of these they will also take away the spirit of russia on a more serious note mr tuna shanker also addressed security concerns and said that the government had taken exceptional steps to guarantee the games would be safe and secure he also talked about the possibility of a lack of snowfall because sochi has experienced a very mild winter but he has said that tons of snow is now being stored under thermal blankets up in the mountains to cover any shortfall essentially the message is sochi is ready andrey farmer. simply. harder still to come here on r.t. in just a moment now we'll talk to a belgian m.p. who's a certain a story things up all across the continent live from moscow it's. called
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. science technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future covered. but i will only react to situations as i have read the reports and like the players to know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your letter play like the muslims say it lists or a car as i. know. no more weasel words when you fade a direct question simply prepared for a change when you run should be ready for a bad little freedom of speech and down the freedoms of past.
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live. live live. live. live and. little. live live .
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live. lists live. well today on our team we're joined by i don't believe he's a member of the belgian chamber of representatives and he's not to be quite a controversial politician with this no holds barred manner of speaking especially when it comes to criticizing the decisions made by those at the top thank you very much a history for joining us here in the program let's get straight to it first of all you've been very vocal about your condemnation of the french intervention in mali but remember that two thirds of the french supported this move in that sense what does that say about the french and their view of interventions also sub remark you so many to do i simply think they manipulated they manipulated by the power of the
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media the de tightly in the hands of political leaders and therefore as long as you tell the french population that france is intervening to save humanity and to stop terrorists who are ready to commit attacks in france and europe of course the populations follow they think it's normal we are in danger but it's not true and that's the problem i don't believe that tomorrow we'll see an attack by malayan terrorists in europe could it actually the war in mali is certainly not a fight against terrorism it's not a fight against islamism is to take advantage of natural resources in mali and the proof is energy joined to reva is present in mali and it gets the support from french military forces the protect the installations that's the first time the national army has gone to provide services to a commercial company and i think there's a huge problem today are countries go to war to make money they don't care about international rules you know that at the moment you know there's no such thing as
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a preventative war it's all aggression was when we see france are all on deriving in mali and being celebrated as a liberator this is a publicist a campaign well so i think we cannot interfere in the policy of a sovereign country. but the french president hollande was saying that france was merely answering the call for help of the mali and president because. he's in the moment and president is a norm legitimity one because he was not elected and i think that the former french president nicolas sarkozy agrees with me as he said exactly the same thing we should not intervene in a country where there is no government and therefore i think i'm not the only one to think that and i think and i think international rules don't allow this kind of military action with what is especially to defend financial interests will differ on that. some analysts have been pointing out how the intervention in libya might have played a role in what took place in mali especially when we're talking about the flow of
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weapons into the country or the rise in tensions said looking at the terrorist attack that we saw in algeria what do you think of this assessment. who provided weapons to libya who helped fight gadhafi it's western countries at some point who have decided to fight libya because colonel gadhafi had ideas to pull africa out of poverty very smart ideas and thinking into his monetary system and it was troubling western and american systems who had to get rid of him and that's what the western is did i believe that france and other european countries are responsible for crimes against humanity during the military intervention in libya which i always opposed to the belgian parliament today we see that the weapons can come from anywhere the rebels in syria are also using weapons and they find them somewhere and who provides those weapons western countries those that countries like the usa england.

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